Papa and Mama know how to have fun! and they were not stingy in sharing with us! LOVE THEM!!
Frantz’s make breakfast for Mama and Papa…Derek made the pancakes, and Mama was excited about it! (she is a sweetheart..LOVE HER!)
Sweet Gch-y Gch-y girl!! love her!!, she is extremely beautiful inside and out!! and also had her hand in this cookie jar…post about it on Papas blog!! LOL What a wonderful surprise!!!
This was the end to the perfect day, we all went back out on the lake in Precious 2, Papa showed us how fast it goes…and let us hang out to watch the perfect sunset! AWESOME!!
Well, we are still not home…we are half way, at the hotel…and headed the rest of the way in the morning..but for this moment..my babies are looking hungry again…so we are out to find some food. For all who have been praying for us..Thank you! We are truly blessed, and giving God all the Praise! More pics to com….
I haven’t had much time to blog lately.
The Bus is great…the kids are too cute for words (yes, even the older ones), and God just amazes me at how HE fills my heart with love for them. I looked into my mirror today and could see the inside of the entire bus…just gazing at them…each one so different from the next..each one beautiful in a different way…different races/ethnic backgrounds. They don’t see each other as different. As I listened to their chatter…I looked again…and realized deep in my heart of hearts…Created in the image of my God. HIS great love for them, a plan for each one, and that HE would allow me to see that or even be part of this…I can’t understand. For those of you who are praying for me..Thank you!
Today as one little red haired sweetie smiled for the first time this week, my heart remembered why I am doing this. I had to tell her just how beautiful she is, and that red hair is my favorite!! She had a little porcelian smile, and said “Thank you, no one likes red hair”… I DO. And she was just the happiest little thing I seen so far this year.
We are leaving tomorrow evening to visit Papa and Mama….we are very excited! So I will check in when I can.
Back to School! LOL Our school district started yesterday with the new school year, with many changes to time and schedules. Its all the same to me, my day is longer, and I have more stops, and less time to my self throughout the day, but overall its still the same job. You know, the one I applied for, the one I have (which is a blessing to even have one), the job that God so brillantly lead me to.
So many people are disturbed-from parents to students, from teachers to adminstrators, from the bus company to the drivers…I guess I am at a loss here…I don’t understand what is all the problem. We all have things we must do, and everything that is new requires a little thinking…I just don’t get it!
Here I am, wondering when I became easy going, and good with change? Are you good with change? Are you good with crossing bridges when you get to them, and not contemplating them before you even get there?
Up to and including this chapter of John, Jesus has been revealing who HE is, and doing miracles; water to wine, healing a lame man, healing a child that was not even present, feeding five thousand with three loaves of bread and two fish (which tells me if you will give HIM all you have no matter how little – HE will do alot with it), walked on the stormy sea. Then of course there is the woman at the well-talking to a Samartian women, and a town full of people responding postitively to HIM as the result, and a Jewish teacher in the middle of the night asking the way to Heaven…ahhhh and many things not recorded. Which is bringing me to the verses that have been on my heart from this reading…
Throughout all of these many wonders, a great following began. Some who wanted to know more, some who were looking for a reason to get rid of HIM, and a few who were truly taken in by who HE is, and totally drawn to HIM. Jesus explains that HE is the bread of life…Jewish leaders and teachers become upset with such a thing.
59These things He said in the synagogue as He taught in Capernaum.
60Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this said, “This is a difficult statement; who can listen to it?” 61But Jesus, conscious that His disciples grumbled at this, said to them, “Does this cause you to stumble? 62“What then if you see the Son of Man ascending to where He was before? 63“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life. 64“But there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who it was that would betray Him. 65And He was saying, “For this reason I have said to you, that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted him from the Father.”
66As a result of this many of His disciples withdrew and were not walking with Him anymore. 67So Jesus said to the twelve, “You do not want to go away also, do you?” 68Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life. 69“We have believed and have come to know that You are the Holy One of God.” 70Jesus answered them, “Did I Myself not choose you, the twelve, and yet one of you is a devil?” 71Now He meant Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, one of the twelve, was going to betray Him.
I love Peter, he is vunerable, honest, and calls things as he sees it. Jesus asked him, “do you want to leave me too?” Peter’s answer, “Where would I go?” Peter’s life was so changed by this time, and he knew in his heart that this is the son of God, and the words of eternal life are flowing from HIM. I am sure that it was difficult for Peter to understand as well what HE was saying. But that was still his answer.
Personally, there are days that are hard to follow after HIM, and days when it seems so exhausting, like walking against the wind. But I thought about Jesus looking at me and saying, “do you want to leave me too?”, and my answer would be the same as Peters “where would I go?” The past is past, its gone, and the things I know in HIM today do not fit into that lifestyle. Jesus has become my life, and what my decisions are based on…to walk away is impossible. HE has shown me so much, and has taught me so much. Today living beyond myself (no matter how many do-overs I need) the only option is to press on, or stop, and moving on is all that makes sense to me. If you honestly taste and see that God is good…walking away isn’t an option…where would you go?
Putting a bridal on the tongue is not only necessary but called for…wisdom is a result of fearing God…
I know ..what in the world am I talking about…go over to Debs and check it out..I am taking part in a two part post over there, and I am sure there will be lots of discussion, so if you are into that sort of thing, or just curious…get over there!
Spent some time today with the family at a BBQ cook off where Hubs band played. I love this bunch of guys, I just am never sure how they are til I get there. You know, we all live life, and of course things happen…with that said…
A friend of mine from the past was there, and the last time I saw her, she was broken hearted, getting on her harley and leaving here “forever”, not sure where she was going, and not really caring. She is now taking classes on line from Liberty, is good with God, and clean and sober for two years. What an awesome reunion that is! (Did I mention I love her?? like since I meet her 15 years ago!) Instantly it was on my heart how I prayed for her, for God to just protect her and bring her to HIM. Praise God!
Another friend was there and he has a long story, but has been coming closer and closer to the Lord over the past few years, has a serious alcohol and drug past, but has also been clean for at least a year, but up til today he had a pretty wild tongue. But I love him, he’s like a brother. Today he slipped with a curse word, and instead of apologizing to me, he said “man I have really been working on that, and I shouldn’t have said that”…it was sweet to my heart, God at work.
So the music was good(of course), the food was awesome, had my kids with me(love that), and spent the afternoon with two more people that the world loves to hate, but Jesus loves! Sweet! I am giving up some praise for the way HE changes a heart, and no one else can do that.
How is your weekend going?